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Rockford Spanish Immersion

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 294 students

 

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Posted March 16, 2014

My children have attended Spanish Immersion at Rockford for the past 4 years and I am not impressed. My current 2nd grader repeated Kindergarten and we watched many of her classmates leave the program in both experiences with that grade. My 2nd grader continues to struggle and the only suggestions I get from the school is at home learning or a paid tutor which is one of the native speaking school assistants. My children have attended the summer Spanish program for retention and while my youngest seems to be thriving - it is simply not working for the oldest... with seemingly little help from the school teachers, principle and other staff. I am currently trying to find a space with Spanish, smaller class sizes and a place where they can reach and teach even those that struggle in early elementary.
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Posted February 20, 2012

This program has some issues. The SI (Spanish Immersion) teachers are fairly weak. Not impressed with any of them thus far. My child is behind in other areas, which makes me nervous. I'm not certain I made the right decision with SI. The new principal seems very nice, but I have concerns that he is not a strong leader--which this school needs. Parent involvement is strong at this school, which is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2009

My older children attended traditional kindergarten at Roguewood Elementary. It is excellent but now the Spanish Immersion program incorporates learning a second language in the same format as the traditional program. Now the chidren are exposed to twice as much information. It really works and the children have fun too. I am not aware of anyone dropping out. I think the staff is less interested in parental involvement because there is a lot to cover and there must be no distractions. As an added benefit to this program, the teacher makes the environment very disciplined so learning can take place. There is no room for not succeeding and it is definately the programs goal to have complete success. What amazes me is my child is reading Spanish in kindergarten where my other 2 children weren't required to read until 1'st grade in the traditional system.
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Posted June 6, 2008

My daughter just finished kindergarten in the Spanish Immersion program. I have been amazed by how much she has learned as far as traditional kindergarten subject matter as well as the Spanish language. The teacher was excellent, the parents very involved, and the rest of the staff were also very helpful and involved with the children. My daughter loves the program, her friends, and all of the staff.
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Posted February 25, 2008

Excellent program. My children love the program and I am amazed by all the retention they have. I would strongly recommend the program.
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Posted February 18, 2008

My daughter is in Kindergarten at Roguewood Elementary in their Spanish Immersion program. I am very satisfied with what she has been learning.
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Posted January 7, 2008

Excellent! My daughter has learned so much in just over a year. Amazing program with amazing teachers.
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Posted November 5, 2007

Excellent school with caring and involved teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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72%

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90%

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2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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2011

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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38%

2013

 
 
47%

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33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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55%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Reading growth at this school

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 69%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% 2%
African-American N/A 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Doug Hoogerland
Fax number
  • (616) 866-7132

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3900 Kroes St Ne
Rockford, MI 49341
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